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Welcome to Day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Library of Sewing Titles and Canvas Tote from Random House, Inc.! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Tuesday, December 13th to be entered to win!

This prize includes a Potter Craft Fifth Anniversary Canvas Tote, a copy of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, a copy of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, a copy of The Party Dress by Mary Adams, a copy of Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara, a copy of Simply Sublime Gifts by Jodi Kahn, a copy of Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal, and a copy of Sweet Stitches from the Heart by Anne Souhier-Fournel, Agnes Delage-Calvet, and Isabelle Leloup.

Comment to Win: Where do you find your sewing inspiration? What books or websites are your favorites?


This giveaway is sponsored by Random House

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy policy. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/13/11] – Congratulations to member tsedai for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 12!


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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.36 PMby sticher63

    Burdastyle is my favorite! I love looking at other’s projects and reading their ideas and making my own!! I also people watch a lot, when I see someone wearing a really cute garment I’ll store the idea away in the back of my head, and then draft a pattern when I have free time.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 06.26 AMby shoshana13

    As a beginner. I would like to have this book.

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    Dec 15, 2011, 12.39 AMby emmaneezer

    my favorite places for inspiration are the blogs I read on my google reader. I also love collecting photos of things I’d like to make on pinterest.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.42 PMby Christi Woglemuth

    I find most of my inspiration online. I like Cut Out and Keep, Craftovision, Craftsters, Threadbanger, Burdastyle, and many more.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.14 PMby alinacostandache

    I find my inspiration from Burdastyle. Because I’m new with this I’m still learning from blogs and youtube.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.40 PMby Nicole Carey

    I started sewing clothing for myself about 7 years ago and I have a clothing line which I have been doing full time for about a year. AND my serger just crapped out.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.11 PMby DawnGranquist

    Where do I find sewing inspiration? I watch a lot of home interior shows, and enjoy sewing a variety of things to decorate my home. I also enjoy looking up ideas online, and thankfully discovered Burda :) . I read a lot of books (love them) about sewing and decorating. This would be an awesome treat!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.01 PMby pennagal52

    I learned basic sewing skills in junior high school but didn’t “take” to it at once. However, my mother sewed a little, so I learned more over time. My grandmother quilted and that’s what really hooked me. I love to piece quilts. And, every now and then I make a piece of clothing — some have turned out surprisingly well! But finishing seams is the bane of my garment sewing — what I wouldn’t give for a good serger!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.56 PMby jenyjenny

    For inspiration and a look at what’s current in Europe, BurdaStyle! I love the blog and web site. I got into it from looking at Diary of a Sewing Fanatic blog! Also like Sew News and Sew Fun! blogs.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.37 PMby DABROAD

    I love to pore through the public library…books on history with photographs and drawings of people in period clothing are wonderful inspirations for costuming! My son is actually the big costume hunter. He’s also the best-dressed 17 year old I know. Every day, he wears neat pants, button down shirt, vest with pocket watch, sometimes a jacket, and a smart hat (his fave is a bowler). And a walking stick. He’s also interested in learning how to make his own clothing.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.26 PMby hanihoney36

    I find inspiration in so many places- some of my favorite places are Anthropologie/Free People, Pinterest, Anna Maria Horner, True Up, PurlBee, Etsy, Japnese sewing books, etc.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 01.58 PMby iin

    Gosh … Misssssss

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    Dec 14, 2011, 01.56 PMby jenellsrevenge1

    Honestly I hunt around everywhere online. Sometimes my inspiration comes from designer duds, and sometimes it’s from other crafty people.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 11.13 AMby greenajah

    I love looking at old movies, the clothes are amazing, and researching old patterns at antique fairs and online

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.53 AMby Fashionitsa

    I get inspiration from TV shows like gossip girl, magazines or plain fabrics that just lead me to a special design.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.31 AMby faunlegs

    My mum is my sewing inspiration, she is so talented, I watch with amazement at her zipping here and there, then she hands the reigns over to me and I am just a slow poke. I love surfing websites, and looking at old movies for styles that I would like to create.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 08.57 AMby Jazmijntje

    Burda and pinterest are my true inspirations. And the streets! When I see something nice I try to find it back on the net. Books would be really helpfull, I am a beginner, just started sewing lessons, but have major ideas and plans in my head I want to finish in the coming year! ;-)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 07.45 AMby karenpe

    I read http://unikarina.dk/ every week and Google is great to when I have a thought but need some help for making it a real project. And of course the library:)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.46 AMby outdooranimal

    I often grab my book light, a sewing book and head for my reading chair. Its a pleasant way to spend an evening as opposed to watching television.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.21 AMby adlrouse

    I get my inspiration from fabrics. I usually go through a store and feel the fabric and look at the colors and they just speak to me. The fabric tells me what it wants to be. I know it sounds silly but it works for me.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 04.09 AMby E Erickson

    i get inspiration from watching what people are wearing around, from blogs and DEFINITELY books. right now i’m loving oliver and s little things to sew, sewing for boys, and handmade home.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.50 AMby daisya

    My neice has just started sewing and I have given her my one and ONLY sewing book. Oh what a joy it would be to have a real library!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.22 AMby t19tran

    Sewing inspiration from blogs….etsy…anthropologie…my local library. I would love more sewing books! I own two so far.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.48 AMby chantalsews

    Thanks for this giveaway! I get inspired by blogs, burdastyle, books, and by colorful fabric.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.30 AMby ttriplel4racin

    I look at past styles, but try to use the lastest in colors and patterns. I like the longer skirts and fitted bodices. Also, I pick the minds of many of the members of the ASG I belong to.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 01.34 AMby melissadahan

    I could use these books!! I look for inspiration in books and magazines. thanks for giveaway :)

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    Dec 14, 2011, 01.29 AMby superdumb

    Everywhere! Necessity is the mother of invention, though. Making things I’d like to have but can’t find.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 12.48 AMby jayneklugs

    I’m a beginner sewer and could use all the help I can get.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 12.27 AMby robynvinessmith

    Pinterest, definitely. I also follow a lot of different blogs written by people who craft and sew.

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    Dec 14, 2011, 12.17 AMby wolfecastle

    Sad day, saw it to late to win :(

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